updated 12/09/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/09/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
There’s no better way to bask in the holiday season than using the best produce of the season. Crisp apples and pomegranates are delicious on their own, but even more satisfying in a refreshing or body-warming cocktail.
Make your evening complete by whipping up a mug of Appleton Estate’s Hot Buttered Cider or a glass of PAMA’s Champagne Dreams, and enjoy!
Hot Buttered Cider
1.5 oz. Spiced rum
2-3 oz. Unfiltered apple cider
1 Tbsp. butter
Garnish: grated nutmeg
Steam until butter dissolves, mix and serve in a festive mug.
2 oz. Pomegranate liqueur
2 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine
¼ oz. Orange liqueur
1 oz. Fresh orange juice
Combine all ingredients except Champagne in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled champagne glass and top with champagne. Garnish with orange or edible flower as desired.